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this housekeeper and her story, apparently that is falling apart. jon: what a dramatic turn of events in this story. good morning to you on this friday before the fourth of july, i'm jon scott. julie: i'm julie banderas in for jenna lee. we begin with another delay in the casey anthony murder trial. jon: judge belvin perry is calling an indefinite recess, the prosecution was planning to continue its rebuttal case by calling two witnesses to dispute defense testimony that medical examiners did a shoddy job with caylee anthony's autopsy. julie: defense attorney jose baez objecting, saying this wasn't included in any reports, the judge calling a recess to give them time to de pose the witnesses. jon: the prosecution was also planning on rebutting cindy anthony's testimony yesterday. you might remember casey's mother claimed she is the one who did internet searches for chlorophyll and chloroform on the anthony home computer, all this now is going to have to wait, judge perry saying he was going to give the attorneys tomorrow off to prepare closing arguments but now, they're going to have to work. phil
. we'll keep you posted as soon as we learn anything. jon: thank you, rick. and a good tuesday morning to you, post 4th of july holiday. i'm jon scott. patti ann: and i'm patti ann brown in for jenna lee. we are on verdict watch in the casey anthony murder trial. the jury deliberating for its first full day. the seven women and five men spent six hours discussing the case yesterday. jon: of course they are charged with deciding whether casey anthony, the woman you see there, killed her 2-year-old daughter, or if, as the defense claims, little caylee drowned in the family pool, an accident that snowballed out of control. phil keith live in orlando for us. casey anthony's attorney was not in court this morning. why, phil? >> we don't know. apparently jose baez was running a bit late, as all of the spectators were exiting the courtroom after the judge asked the jurors whether they had headed hiheeded his admonitionst discussed anything about this case after they were released from court last night at 6:00pm. everybody left, the jurors went back into the delib kraeugs room. then jose baez
jon: you go, mila! we begin with a fox news alert out of seattle. police there are searching for a gunman who walked up to a parked car last night and shot four people, killing one of them. rick folbaum is watching the breaking news for us today. rick: unbelievable, this guy simply walked away after the shooting and one of the victims we're told, a 19-year-old woman who was pregnant, and you said there were three other victims as well, a 16-year-old girl, a 20-year-old man, and a 17-year-old boy, all of whom are expected to survive, and all four victims either sitting in or sitting on the hood of parked cars, three different cars in a neighborhood in south seattle, and here's the description that the police are giving right now, a black man, 6-foot one, in his 20s, stocky build, wearing a white t-shirt and black hooded north face jacket, his hair, in corn rows. there is a local report, we should tell you, that police have someone in potential, the potential suspect they're talking to, but anyone with information about the case is asked to call 911 or the seattle police homici
>> reporter: take care, everybody. jon: and good morning to you as we begin "happening now" on this monday, a very special welcome back to jenna lee. jenna: thank you very much. jon: anything big happened while you were gone? jenna: got married, went on a honeymoon. i'm back for good. jon: glad to have you. brand-new developments in the debt showdown as the clock ticks closure to government default. now the tea party is stepping in, pushing its cut, cap and balance plan. jenna: ccp, a measure that raises the limit on america's credit card by another $2.4 trillion, only after big and immediate spending cuts, as well as a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced federal budget. jon: it looks likely to pass in the house but the senate is a very different story. mike emanuel live at the white house for us now. what is the latest from the white house, first of all, mike? >> reporter: jon the white house perspective that this is a huge problem, our nation's debt, so this is the time to do something big and do something bold. it is not clear where the votes will be in terms o
"happening now starts right now. >> jon: "happening now" begins with this fox news alert, a horrific story unfolding in the netherlands, brand new video of a soccer stadium collapse in a dutch city, at least 12 injured, one dead, and an unknown number of people still trapped. rick folbaum is on it from the breaking news desk. >> reporter: rescue workers are on the scene trying to reach those people still trapped in the rubble of this soccer stadium. part of the stadium's roof collapsed and while it was being constructed upon they were doing off season construction work. thankfully no gale underway or this place would have been packed with athletes and fans and as you can see from some of the pictures we've gotten the roof came crashing down on to the seats, where the spectators would have been had they been there for a soccer match. those trapped are believed to be construction workers who were there doing this work, it happened in the city about 100 miles or so from amsterdam. we're told that the work on this stadium was to expand it, to make it bigger. we've also gotten
morning. hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. jon: and i'm jon scott. dramatic new developments in that debt standoff in washington, and we are all over them. president obama speaking just moments ago urging republicans and democrats to reach some kind of compromise. he's warning the u.s. will lose its top credit rating if it falls into an unprecedented default. jenna: and it could lose that rating anyway. that's something we've been hearing a lot this week, that despite some of the decisions made in d.c., we could still see a downgrade. now, the political standoff as we know it is escalating this hour. a senior gop official, a house aide, i should say, telling fox news that house republicans will pass their debt plan today. we thought that yesterday. we'll see if it happens today. a bill that senate democrats say is dead on arrival, though, as they move ahead with their own debt limit bill setting up a showdown vote really for this weekend. ahead of that host of your world, neil cavuto, is live on capitol hill with his observations about what's happening down there in d.c., neil. first of a
jon karl who's been all over this story from the jump. jon, we've got the boehner plan and the reid plan. everybody in washington knows neither of these things can pass, so what, if anything, is being done right now to craft some sort of compromise? >> reporter: well, there are, as you heard jim mention, quiet negotiations going on between harry reid and mitch mcconnell. trying to find middle ground. mitch mcconnell has been on the phone several times, a many told, with vice president biden over the last several days. they are trying to find one last-ditch effort to get what everybody knows needs to happen, dan, and that is something that has bipartisan support. i got to tell you, though, the atmosphere is so poisoned here, the question is, once they get that agreement, can they pass it? >> well, let me pick up on that because there's been so much tough talk, even some trash talk, i wonder if there is another wiggle room rhetorically for r e hard-liners on either side to back down. >> reporter: well, i think there -- maybe not the hard-liners, but i think there actually is wiggle ro
. that it could still fall apart. in these all-important details. let's get right to jon karl who first broke this story, the story of a framework last night. jon, dan used the word at the top of the broadcast, the emphasis here is on "fragile." >> reporter: that's right. the details are still being worked out. you know how important the details are, and nobody has signed on the dotted line yet. but i am told congressional leaders will brief their membership on the framework of this tentative deal later this morning. >> majority leader. >> reporter: late last night, senate majority leader harry reid called off a vote on a debt ceiling plan, citing progress towards a deal. >> i'm glad to see this move tord cooperation and compromise. i hope it bears fruit. >> reporter: congressional sources tell abc news the two sides have tentatively agreed to a framework that includes a debt ceiling increase of up to $2.4 trillion, enough to last through the presidential election. agreement on more than $1 trillion in spending cuts over ten years and a new special congressional committee that would recommend
blanked the brewers 5-0. >>> the red sox and phillies. cole hamels, jon lester, 0-2. his last two starts. top four. oh-oh. look out. adrian gonzalez. off hamels' glove hand. the easy play at first for the out. he's in pain. he finished the inning but leaves after four. x-rays were negative and he'll make his next start. top eight, red sox up 3-0. make that 4-0. for the sun devils.. dustin pedroia with the solo bomb. next batter. jason varitek. yep, that's gone too. second solo home run of the game for him. the red sox with back to back jacks. the red sox win 5-2. jon lester ends up getting the win. that will do it for this update. >>> this is fascinating stuff. ghostly, never before seen images of the "titanic" have just been released taken last year by a 3d camera. >> so real life. take a look, just amazing. in one of these you can see the last remaining lifeboat crane. those lifeboats were launched before they were full as people famously. >> another image shows where the metal hull of the ship ripped in half. these are the windows of the famous luxury suites. >> another image shows th
cuts. some key republican lawmakers are suggesting possible ways to compromise on. >> jon kyl was in negotiations with the vice president. he said there were certain revenue raisers that perhaps we could work on. >> john mccain will not say what revenue raisers are. he says he and some other republicans are not opposed. it sounds all like what president obama and democrats have been asking for. thatblicans insist if r is code for tax increases, that is a deal breaker. jon corzine says this may have to happen. >> the problem with a mini deal is that we have a maxi problem. >> he blasted an idea that the u.s. constitution empowers the president to keep on spending even if uncle sam goes over the credit limit. brian moore, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the 14th amendment says the debt of the government shall not be questioned. if lawmakers cannot reach an agreement, democrats hope president obama will use that clause to can see to pay the nation's debts. the inner harbor is gearing up for the fireworks display. kim dacey joins us live with more on what we can expect. >> it has been a weeke
jon: you know his mother is so proud. molee line it's been great working with you. >> reporter: it's en a pleasure. jon: thank you for joining us. >> reporter: "america live" starts now. >> reporter: after six weeks of emotional, gut wrenching and at times bizarre testimony the jury in the casey anthony murder trial is deliberating whether the 25-year-old is guilty or in sent of murdering her two-year-old daughter caylee. welcome to "america live," in for megyn kelly this july 4th. i'm rick folbaum. >> reporter: the arguments were much like the rest of the trial. they were combative, and punctuated with recordings. here is linda drane burdick wrapping up the state's case against casey anthony. >> the way these remains were disposed of show complete, complete indifference to the child. it speaks volumes about how the person who disposed of her really felt about her. >> reporter: phil keating is outside the courtroom now there for all the action in orlando. all right, phil they have a lot of options here, the first one is capital murder which requires premeditation, and that is what
on. michelle bachmann and jon huntsman say they are still thinking about it. will our debt be the defining issue in the race for the white house? matt guillen is a former advisor for the national republican senatorial committee an kirsten powers is a "new york post" columnist and fox news contributor. good morning to you both. matt, jon huntsman and michelle bachmann are considering the cap and balance plan, proposal as it is called. what is the downside? why don't they sign it. >> they need to get on board. act tests expect the republicans to take the issue to president obama, the achilles heel along with jobs and if they don't get on board they'll be behind the train, and they need to get on board. alisyn: kirsten, what do you think they are doing here? >> michelle bachmann said the reason she has not sign it, she wants to go further. and wants to include defunding of obamacare and i think she'll end up signing it. she is pushing for something bigger, and i don't understand huntsman's opposition to it. i do agree, this is absolutely the issue in the campaign, is the debt,
's bring in jake tapper and jon karl from capitol hill. jon, they tried to work on a smaller reduction deal but that didn't go much better. >> reporter: the divide is as deep as ever. they outlined 1.7trillion cuts, not enough but democrats called it completely unacceptable because it included cuts to medicare and no tax revenue increases. steny hoyer said he couldn't get a senior democratic vote for a plan. >> that means that it couldn't pass. courthouse have any idnew ideas >> reporter: they're pushing for the big deal, a lot of pain at one, entitle tks. president obama outlined the plan and said, you can't expect seniors to give up $500 when you went own ask for $5 from people like me. wealthy individuals. >> jon, the leader mitchell mcconnell is looking at a contingency plan which could be a short-term extension. >> reporter: he's tight-lipped about what they mean. they could give him a chance to accept that which he ruled out or one with no tax increases. >> the president very clear on that. >> reporter: he said he's not signing any short-term plans. the debt ceiling needs to be raised
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. but michele bachmann's gain with 12%. an eight-point jump from the last poll. jon huntsman's not getting much traction. he's trailing with 2%. more bad news for huntsman, his former chief of staff utah congressman is endorsing romney calling him more electable. meanwhile, a couple of other candidates are doubling down on iowa. here's rick santorum on cnbc this week. take a listen. >> it's a big mistake for any candidate to bypass iowa. i think it shows weakness not strength. if you can't compete in the heartland of america, it's a big mistake for governor romney, for governor hundredsman. tim pawlenty is upping the iowa stakes with a huckabee. he's hired sarah huckabee sanders. the daughter of mike huckabee who helped her father win the iowa caucuses back in 2008. in here, inventory can be taught to learn. ♪ machines have a voice. ♪ medical history follows you. it's the at&t network -- a network of possibilities... committed to delivering the most advanced mobile broadband experience to help move business... forward. ♪ our girl's an architect. our boy's a genius. we are awesome parents!
's check in with jon scott for what's coming up on "happening now. jon: thank you, a massive dust cloud swallows a major u.s. city, crippling travel, knocking out power. what's behind this monster storm? >>> plus a frightening new warning for u.s. airlines, terrorists, having trouble getting people to carry bombs outside the body, might try to put them inside a body to take down a jetliner. >>> and imagine living to be more than 100 years old. how about living to be 1000? researchers say that reality is actually closer than you might think. we'll see you at the top of the hour. alisyn. alisyn: good stuff, jon, thank you very much. >>> well, he's leading all republican candidates in the polls and the pocketbook. mitt romney, far and away the fundraising champ of the 2012 season thus far. but does that mean he's going to win the nomination? we are live, looking at that from the nation's capitol. bill: we have dramatic videotape of a severe rain storm trap ago man under a bridge, check it out in las vegas, a homeless man, holding on for dear life over an overpass, crews tethered him to a s
was at that parade? jon huntsman. he's running a little faster than romny, maybe that's because he's a little further down in the polls in new hampshire, and he has to greet more voters. >> yeah, he has to run harder and faster. >> it's still early, though. it's not just new hampshire. check out this map we made up here. we have a bunch of candy dates in iowa today. michele bachmann will be there marching in a parade. same parade will be rick santorum and newt gingrich. these states are the first states in the primary caucus. herm is at a tea party event in philadelphia. and he goes to new hampshire later today. >> thad mcconner also joined the race over the weekend. he's saying he wants to restructure government, it should be a big citizen run, not big government, but self-government. >> a lot of people don't know who he is, he's a congressman from michigan, five terms. he represents the western suburbs of detroit. he made it official at a freedom festival. besides being a five term congressman, can he play some guitar. take a listen. ♪ >> he's playing guitar there, not singing. he's the second pe
believe that -- and i think mr. cantor, my majority leader, i do believe that mitch mcconnell stan jon kyl all -- and jon kyl all spends the same view making sure there are no tax increases on the table. bill: good morning to you. do you like this mcconnell idea if your backs are against the wall notice end and you had to put something out there as a last-ditch option, would this be it? >> the first part i looked at, i haven't been able to read all the way through it, i don't like relinquishing our power to raise the debt for the president. we have a responsibility as members of congress to bring the accountability back to this country. i wouldn't want to relinquish it seeing what this president has done for job growth. just 18,000. canada has a smaller population than california grew more jobs than this president's administration. bill: if that's off the table, i think what mcconll was trying to do is force the white house to identify where the -- they wd cut to be specific about it. if that was something congress to chew on or more importantly the american people. >> i understand why mcc
and drink. jon: chasing away the elephants. >> reporter: "america live" starts right now. martha: indeed it does, thank you very much. we start with this fox news alert. this is "america live" i'm in for megyn kelly, i'm martha maccallum. we have just learned that president obama is going to speak in under two minutes. he has just been in very high level meetings about the debt ceiling. we are waiting for a briefing from the white house. wendell goler is standing by, he's been watching this process. we are starting to hear a little bit of what came out of the meeting. what can we expect a couple minutes from now. >> reporter: i expect the president will say there was progress made in the meeting with democrat and republican leaders of the house and senate, though he's unlikely to detail the progress. the only comments made at the start of that meeting were about the sandstorm in phoenix. the president put social security on the table today in an effort to cut up the $4 trillion from the deficit. republicans are saying they are considering tax loop hopes closing loopholes but they
and jon huntsman met face to face. what did they say? >> it was a nice exchange, a nice greeting. wishing each other luck and being friends. that's the way that all the candidates on the republican side should be. >> reporter: halfway across the country in clear lake, iowa, two other candidates enjoyed the same parade though hardly the same crowds. >> hi there. happy fourth of july. >> reporter: the surging michele bachmann was surrounded by a sparkly throng of supporters and a new campaign bus. the fourth is a glorious day for all americans including candidates. for them, it may be a chance to take a break from their recent big obsession, cash. mitt romney expects to come in somewhere south of 20 million. tim pawlenty, jon huntman and ron paul all way south of that. around 4 million apiece. meanwhile, president obama could raise as much as 60 million, though he spent the day with men and women whose value is beyond priceless. >> i cannot think of anybody i would rather celebrate with than all of you, the men and women of our military and our extraordinary military families. >> reporter:
in for jon scott. patti ann: i'm patti ann brown in for jenna lee, we are in the fox news room, "happening now", in the debt showdown, both sides digging in their heels before the debt defaults week away and the entire state of the u.s. economy hanging in the balance. now the president vows to keep calling meetings on cutting the the decifit and raising the limit on america's credit card until there is some sort of agreement. gregg: but the gop is standing firm against tax increases, while the president and democrats insist it has to be part of any equation that cuts benefit programs, for example, medicare, and house speaker john boehner, well now, he is squarely blaming the president, saying the debt limit is his problem, adding that the president talks a good game, but when it comes time to make these tough decisions, he can't quite pull the trigger. patti ann: and wendell goler right now is live at the white house with the very latest on the the debt debate. hi wendell. >> >> reporter: hi patti ann. it's going to be almost as hot in the cabinet room as it is out here, when the president
it so far. jon huntsman says he doesn't sign any pledges. >>> the family of betty ford is making funeral arrangement for the former first lady. ford died yesterday at age 93. she is regarded a as an independent first lady known for her frankness. she spoke about -- out for abortion rights. the medical community also give hers credit for reducing the social stigma surrounding drug and alcohol addiction by admit to go her own battles with substance abuse. >> just the thought of being first lady can be very challenging, and it was. it was a demanding job, but it comes with no job description. >> ford entered rehab in 1978, for addiction to painkillers. she openly discussed her problem in public and opened the betty ford center in rancho mirage four years later. >>> president obama issued a statement praising mrs. ford and says -- service will be held next week. she will be buried in michigan next to her husband, former president gerald ford. >>> tomorrow congressional leaders will meet with president obama to continue negotiations to raise the nation's debt ceiling. and in this weekend's on
and social security in return for republicans accepting major changes in the tax code. abc's jon karl joins us from washington. all talks secret up until now. what more do we know about what president obama and the speaker of the house have been discussing? >> reporter: we know they're talking about a big deal here, george. as you mentioned, this would mean that the president would go along with reductions in spending to social security and medicare. most likely cost of living increases going down. and in exchange, republicans would accept some increase in tax revenues as part of an overhaul of the tax code. as one top administration told me, we need to do something unthinkable on entitlements. they need to do something unthinkable on taxes. >> unthinkable may be the word. these talks have been going on between the president and speaker boehner. but there hasn't been a lot of discussion among the wider conferences in the house and the senate democrats and republicans. and i guess the big question coming out of today's meeting, when other leaders find out about it, is it something they can w
gambling. back to you. jon: thank you. and thank you for joining us. patti ann: "america live"s right now. >> and we start with a fox news alert on the latest reaction to the crushing new jobs report. did you hear about it? president obama addressing anxious americans saying we've got a long way to go. welcome, everyone, to "america live." i'm gretchen carlson in for megyn kelly today. a new sign the economy still in big trouble. look at this. a slowdown in hire anything june pushing the unemployment rate now to 9.2%. only 18,000 net new jobs were added to the work force last month. at least 250,000 jobs are needed per month to drive the unemployment rate down significantly. and get this, since president obama took office we've seen the economy lose two and a half million jobs. president obama assuring americans there is a reason the numbers are so disappointing. listen to this. >> the sooner that the markets know that the debt limit ceiling will have been raised and that we have a serious plan to deal with our debt and deficit, the sooner that we give our businesses the certa
later, we'll get the latest on the case with america's most wanted correspondent jon leiberman. general david petraeus making predictions on the future of the war in afghanistan. he takes over the c.i.a. in september and expects the taliban surge and that could mean an al-qaida resurgence. >> that task has been accomplished but, of course, it is threatened because, of course, the taliban allowed al-qaida on afghan soil when it ran the country. and we believe that there's a high likelihood that would happen again. >> petraeus also expects the u.s. to shift its focus from taliban strong holds in the south to the mountainous border with pakistan. the comments come weeks after president obama announced plans to withdraw more than 30,000 troops by the end of next year. an explosive show over the national mall, revelers got to enjoy this display in what better place, the nation's capital. the celebrations weren't just here in america. over in afghanistan, the marines chowed down on some delicious barbecue. that is it look good. >> almost like famous dave's. almost, yeah. almost. >> like fam
this weekend. former utah governor jon huntsman barn stormed in new hampshire, which hosts the nation's first primary. minnesota representative michele bachmann was out in full force in iowa, six weeks ahead of the state's straw poll. she is running neck and neck with presumed front runner mitt romney, according to a recent state poll, and this weekend she tried to build on that momentum. lesser known candidate businessman herman cain, also tried to shore up support in the hawk why state, stumping at a godfather pizza, the company he used to run. the seoul african-american gop candidate recently released this video touting his tea party credentials. >> i was in a tea party before it was cool. >> reporter: in ohio over the weekend, cain said he's gaining traction. >> if you average out all of the polls that i'm in third place behind mitt romney and michele bachmann, and they have twice the name id, i think i have the ball because as my name iid spreads, i have nowhere to go but up. >> even former president bill clinton is weighing in saying he likes jon huntsman. he believes he's authentic. he
-- >> [ bleep ] you. >> reporter: remember the good old days when jon stewart was celebrated for using the "d" word to attack the host of a cnn show called crossfire. >> you're as big a [ bleep ] on your show as any other show. >> reporter: turns out mark halperin apologized a couple years ago for saying john edwards thinks obama is kind of a "p" word that means timid. now they've used the "d" word as well, gawker reports halperin has called obama both types of genitalia, look for the "d" spot, disconnect. >> one button, two button, four. >> reporter: jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> all right. coming up next hour, he could have been france's next president. now word that the sex assault case against dominique strauss-kahn may crumble. we'll talk about his future and whether the u.s. legal system really dropped the ball. 55 minutes after the hour. a vacation on a budget with expedia. make it work. booking a flight by itself is an uh-oh. see if we can "stitch" together a better deal. that's a hint, antoine. ooh! see what anandra did? booking your flight and hotel at the same time gets you prices
million for the quarter. and speaking of spin another guy to watch is former utah governor jon huntsman, he may be one of the people that the democrats are most worried about, he pulled in $1.4 million since getting into the race not long ago at all. he's personally wealthy, though, at first he claimed he wasn't going to self-finance the race. now we're being told a little less than half of the $4 million came out of his own pocket. seed money they say. the campaigns have until july 15th to actually report those totals to the federal election commission, randi. >> and, joe, if you would, tell us about this guy carter, he now says he's running for president. >> yeah, well, look, this guy thad mccotter is someone we know from washington, d.c.? he's a congressman, he's from the state of michigan, and you may not know his name, but he's had five terms on the hill, so he's known pretty well. he plays the guitar, likes to quote the lyrics of rock 'n' roll bands, is supposed to make an official announcement at the fourth of july festival in his hometown over the weekend, and, yes, randi, he's
the republicans are supposed to put on the floor of the house? where are the jons? somebody -- jobs? as they used to say in advertising, where is the beef? so this week, my friends, we're going to be spending a whole week addressing the question of a bill called mrs. capito: -- cut, cap and balance. and before i address to you who will be hurt on cut, cap and balance, the amendment that came out of the judiciary committee, i just want to you know that every state can stand up here and say that, but i want to put it in the record that it's come to my attention that social security beneficiary ears in texas, over three million, likely will be impacted. total number of social security beneficiaries in harris county, that's where houston, texas, the fourth largest city of the nation, a very diverse city, 429,760. social security beneficiaries. which might include s.s.i. which is for those who are in need of moneys because their children or they're disabled. 780,000 seniors and individuals with disabilities in the metro area that are currently enrolled in medicare, the lifeline of our seniors. and cur
has a meet-and-greet at godfather's pizza. and up forth, another early voting state, jon huntsman will be in new hampshire and will go to independence day party in manchester. >> not a bad assignment to cover the godfather's visit. slice on the side. >> it might be. >> peter, thank you for the update. many of the 2012 republican candidates for president spend a lot of time going after president obama, really not so much the primary after each other. is that strategy going to pay off? joining us now to discuss our former senior council for the senate judicial committee, sherrylib. and former advisor to lee, penny. welcome. let's talk about the field now. we have a recent fox poll to give us a look at what the viewers and the potential voters think about where the candidates come down. we have romney at the top with 18%. followed by rick perry, someone not in the race, though he is thinking about it it. michele bachmann strong third now that she is officially in talk about rick perry. second in the poll and he is not officially in. >> a lot of the early polls, demonstrate the name r
was former utah governor jon huntsman, the most moderate of the candidates vying for the anti-romney vote. huntsman has already ruled out competing in iowa and understands new hampshire is a must-win state. >> it is absolutely central to victory. this is a state you must win. >> reporter: in iowa, which votes first in a presidential contest, candidates were fighting for the social conservative vote. there were long shots newt gingrich and rick santorum. as well as tea party sensation michele bachmann. a recent poll has the minnesota congresswoman in a statistical dead heat with romney while gingrich and santorum barely made a dent in the single digits. tim pawlenty also polled poorly there. he raised a disappointing $4.2 million this quarter and has had no public event over the holiday weekend. but those in the bottom half of the poll can take comfort in the fact that the early polls don't tell us that much. this time four years ago mike huckabee was way down at 4% right where rick santorum is today. huckabee ended up winning iowa. >> jan crawford in washington this morning, thanks. >>> j
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